Study Finds Reductions in Meat and Dairy Related Emissions Are Necessary to Meet Climate Target

A new study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, concludes that tackling emissions from high-methane foods––such as meat, dairy, and rice––is essential to meet climate targets. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that contributes significantly to the climate crisis. According to the study, a reduction in meat consumption to levels recommended by health experts, along with the adoption of renewable energy in the food sector and the mitigation of emissions from livestock and their manure, has the potential to drastically halt rising temperatures.